We Render The Upcoming Electric Corvette Sedan92
Big changes are on the horizon for GM, with a pivot to electric powertrains that includes fan favorites like the Chevy Corvette. As such, GM is developing a new electric Corvette sedan, and now, GM Authority has rendered what the forthcoming battery-powered Vette might look like.
As GM Authority exclusively reported last month, GM is considering a new electric Corvette sedan to rival EVs like the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. Of course, news that GM is thinking about electrifying the Corvette shouldn’t come as a surprise, given GM President Mark Reuss confirmed as much this past April following the release of a teaser for the new C8 E-Ray.
The question, then, is what such a model might look like. Back in October of 2019, GM Authority rendered the mid-engine C8 as a four-door sedan, extending the greenhouse and modifying the overall layout to fit more room in the cabin. Thing is, a Y2-based electric Corvette sedan doesn’t really make sense, at least proportionally and mechanically speaking. Instead, the most obvious solution to bring this concept to market is to base the new electric Corvette sedan on the GM BEV3 platform, just like the upcoming Cadillac EV sedans, as GM Authority covered previously.
But what about styling? With BEV3 under the skin, we looked to the previous-generation C7 Corvette for design cues, as applied with a modernized feel. The proportions here are more in line with an EV as well, including a longer hoodline and a three-box layout. Both a trunk and a frunk are included, as are frameless doors.
In terms of sizing, our electric Corvette sedan isn’t small. Not only does it need space for passengers, but it also needs space for the batteries, and to that end, exterior sizing is in line with the Tesla Model S. For reference, the Tesla Model S has an overall length of 197.7 inches, a wheelbase of 116.5 inches, an overall width of 78.2 inches, and an overall height of 56.3 inches.
As for motivation, the upcoming electric Corvette sedan may be equipped with four electric motors (one per corner) for ultimate all-wheel drive performance.
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if had some adjustments in front bumper side, wheels in chrome without the red brake part, mean in silver it would be fully better ok… actually it would be a sedan we all expect here, avoid yellow put in green
Looks like a low rent Pontiac
I believe that Corvette has crossed over into competition with European sports car markets with the c8 for sure. I believe that a lesson from Ferrari is what Corvette can adopt and start competing in different classes. Mainly the front and mid engine platforms with multiple models of each being represented in any given year. I think it is unwise to scrap a beautiful model like the C7 front engine masterpiece of it’s day. Especially the Z06, Grand Sport, ZR1 serious racing inspired powerhouse machines full of engineering marvels. Keep it going and building on it for 10 to 20 years like Ferrari, Lambo, and Porsche has done. All the while building on the C8 platform that appeals to another part of the market. Sure there will be far lass of each vehicle type built per year but that alone puts Corvette into a new level of competition, price, and value long term. I love my 2016 Z06, the look, power, mechanics, etc.. incredible experience to drive and push from time to time. C8 is similar but appeals to a different type of customer. Great still in every way but in a totally different platform and dynamics.
I Agree 👍 I Have A 2016 Stingray Coupe.My Favorite Corvette Ever!!!
I don’t care what Ferrari does. The days of Corvette “following” should be over!
The body definitely needs Corvette fenders and rear quarters to house the meaty tires needed to keep a hot rod sedan capable of mind blowing 0-60 times and handling at lower and hight speeds on the road. The hot rod spirit can’t be left out. Otherwise it’s just another sedan or SUV.
What it needs is to be SCRAPPED. Bad idea.
Rather tame overall design. Not what I would expect of a corvette.
It’s not “tame”, it’s LAME!
I love my Porsche 911, but would never think of buying a Porsche sedan or SUV. Porsche is a sports car, not a sedan or SUV. Same goes for the Corvette. It is an iconic sports car. DO NOT MAKE IT INTO SOMETHING IT ISN’T!
For the record.. “I detest 99% of all renderings.”. That said, you now know where I stand..
But it has morphed into a sedan and SUV. They’re both popular and are still sports vehicles in their own classes. Why should Corvette lose out on being more versatile sports vehicles when everyone else including Lamborghini, Porsche, and others. This rendering is almost there but needs aero included in the design because it HAS to be 500+ HP and a hot rod Corvette in the end to be appealing to people who want a family and a Corvette that lives harmoniously together in this vehicle.
Yes that what many said when Porsche brought out the 4 door sedans too. I live in a metro area and she more of the Porsche sedans than the coupes or convertibles. The 4 door Porsche sedans/sport backs have been a huge success and big profit builder for them.
If I lived in an area like that I would consider moving!
Live in CA, but have one foot in NV. 4 hours east and it’s a different situation whatsoever.
So make a Sedan and name it Corvair….. why taint the vette???? Terrible move, course what do you expect out of lowercase gm
It’s a rending, I would think that Chevy would not allow that thing to have Corvette on it’s fender.
Ugliest yellow I have ever seen.
I hate it. Looks like any other sedan with a Vette symbol on the front. Ugly…and why ruin the true only sports car in America.
OMG!…Is That The Best Design They Could Come Up
If Porsche can do it, why can’t GM. Looks good to me.
Porsche did a 914 too but that does not mean Chevy should do that either.
Who cares what Porsche does? They tried to make a front-engine sports car, the 928, and it was a FLOP! And their 944 couldn’t keep up with the C4 Corvettes in the SCCA Showroom Stock Series.
Wow! So GM wants to destroy the Corvette. Looks like they are doing a great job doing it! Obviously, GM does not like the Corvette anymore or the Corvette people. I do not believe that people who love sports cars – in particular the Corvette – will even look twice at this mess. Looks like another cheap import.
Looks more like a c
Corvette should absolutely be a separate brand. Look at the Porsche model, they were solely 356, then 911 based. When they brought out an SUV, I thought “Oh, no”. But they were right. The new cars kept the “Porsche-ness”, and provide cash flow for the sports car development. Let Chevy do a similar thing. Create Corvette SUV, sedan, smaller roadster, whatever, just keep the “Corvette-ness”. It will work.
GM has talked about making Corvette a separate brand for a long time. It would not surprise me if this were a step toward that goal. Many smaller dealers can’t afford to send sales and service people to the expensive training.
“Talk” is cheap.
Sad statement of the times. The concept of the Corvette was never intended for a sedan or SUV. And as for an electric Corvette, pretty pointless too. Just a Tesla with a Corvette badge. No V8 = no real character. Just another whizzy electric car with a different body to look at. I’d rather Corvette went out with a bang, like Challenger. Chevy could have made another electric ‘sports car’ and transitioned it after Corvette was laid to rest. Instead of that, we get to see Corvette be diluted and metamorphose into something distinctly less great and more generic. Slow handclap.
Sedan? Then we get a station wagon and even a pick up trick.? Move the plant to Stuttgart. My C 7 has become more valuable with this stupidity. Bean counters will destroy driving as we enjoy it now. Hopefully this vehicle is designated as a museum piece only! Barra begone.
Easier solution…take a Malibu and put Corvette Cross Flags on it and there you are. Easy Peasy.
Just does not appeal to me at all. Don’t think anyone would consider it a corvette.
Give it a different name and say it’s an offspring.
call it a CORVAIR…and get it over with…please don’t insult the Corvette brand,….clearly the fuegos have taken over at GM…My 67 Nova outclasses this contraption…
GM needs an electric sports car. And it has to be better than a Tesla Model S Plaid and cost less to compete against all the foreign brands that will make one.
I find it funny how people can’t tell the difference between a clickbait render and an actual GM design. The even tell you it’s a render. I suspect it won’t look like a Nissan 370Z with 4 doors.
Some people cant read.
Good looking rendering. I like it.
GM is going down with these useless concepts.
They have gone from #1 in world to the laughing stock.
They haven’t learned to build what people want, still trying to ram junk designs down peoples throats. GM hay day is long gone.
This goes to show you how damaging to GM these clickbait renders are. I see this all the time. Where people believe a render from an online mag is believed to be from GM. This isn’t from GM people. They even tell you.
Luis…I Would Say 5 Out Of 10 Men Look At Title Of The Article…Eye Scan The Photo…Catch A Couple Phrases And Maybe Make A Comment…If They Get A Notice Of A Response And It Is Negative They Then Read The Article Word By Word…..LOLOL
Why not an take the Corvette logo off and slap on a Camaro logo on it? Problem no, solution?
I thought I read a story like 10-15 years ago where the corvette and it’s designer had originally planned to add a sedan at some point.
Chevrolet DID build a Corvette station wagon. In 1954 Chevy made a Nomad wagon. Since the base car was an initial failure Chevy never went much further with this disaster. In all, they have tried five different versions of Corvettes.
The Nomad didn’t die it came out as a 1955 Chevy Nomad. !955-57 were the best Nomads built and then GM screwed that but good.